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Replacing CV Boot

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by no_werries, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Apr 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    no_werries

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    Did my lift the other day, and noticed my CV boot has a pin hole in it, I dought any type of water or sand could have made its way in so I opted to replace the boot, got my kit, and got started of removing the front axle, but I'm kinda stuck, I've removed the axle nut, disconnected the lower ball joint, but where do I go next, I cant seem to find any good manuals, any help would be appreciated, I can take pictures if needed to show where I am!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    ha, ok I could be wrong, Im waiting for an extra set of hands, but I think I can pull the hub far enough out for the axle to clear and slide out, all I really needed to know, is if removing sway bar, ty rod, or something would make this easier??
     
  3. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    when i did mine i left the tie rod attached, however i dont have a sway bar anymore so i can't comment on that. i just unbolted the spindle from the lower control arm via the two bolts at the ball joint. then it swung far enough out to clear the axle and i hook it off to the side outta tha way.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    oh and i assume you have already taken the brake caliper off correct??? if not then you need to unbolt it and remove the brake rotor.. also you'll have to unbolt the hub assembly via the 4 bolts that go into the spindle. you can fit a wrench in there and loosen them without actually taking them out of the hub assembly... then pull the hub assembly off.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    yes Ive removed caliper and rotor, i just got it actually, just took a bit more of a tug, was just worried about pullin to hard, i gotta stop being such a pussy!
     
  7. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    yea short of the brake line theres nothing in there your really gonna hurt by hand... rotors usually take a tap or two to free them up from the hub then they pull right off.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    bookmarked that is an excellent link
     
  9. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    yea i ride with alot of fj's so i'm on that fourm as well.. he always does excellent writeups on anything he does...
     
  10. Apr 10, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    damn ok, i got the axel off, but how do they expect you to put the new CV boot on????
     
  12. Apr 10, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    YAHHHH, finnaly got it done, took me a little while to figure the thing out, the hardest part was by far removing the tulip joint, had to put it in a bench vise and hammer away with a brass rod for what seemed like forever to pop it off, but got it on, greased up a put back in place, I used the factory clampss everywhere except where the inner cv boot connects to the differenetal, there I used a hose clamp for ease of installation!
     
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